New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality

New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 gamers on the beta channel have a new software update to try out.

Play Time Management: This feature helps parents manage PS4 playtime for their children.

The biggest feature we'll be able to see in PS4 Update 5.50 is the play time management which will let parents create the ideal timetable for their kids to play their favorite game.

Playtime restrictions can be applied to impose a certain amount of playable hours, with notifications alerting children during gameplay so they know when to save their progress and quit. For instance, if you've got a grounded kid, you can make sure they are only getting 30 minutes of PS4 gaming per-day. The family managers/guardians also have the option to add extra game time via their smartphone or PC.

Version 5.5 also adds several new tabs to Library, including "This PS4", which lists all the apps that are installed on your system, and a tab with your name and avatar, which lists all the apps you've purchased with your PSN ID. This means you can hide all those betas, trials, and demos that you didn't like. Simply head to Settings Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device.




Customize Tournaments Team Pages: It will now be possible to customize one's Tournaments team page with a team logo or background imported from a USB stick. But perhaps the headline addition is a supersampling mode on PS4 Pro. If your PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock shows up next to your game so you know which games you can play if you re-subscribe. The feature will downscale some, but not all games to match the capabilities of the connected HDTV (i.e. 1080p or less), allowing PS4 Pro players who haven't upgraded their TV to see an improvement to image clarity.

PS Plus tab: This tab clarifies which games were downloaded from PS Plus' Monthly Free Games.

Update 5.50 will include various enhancements to the Quick Menu. You'll also be able to access media shortcuts - when using Spotify on the console, for example, opening the Quick Menu and pressing square will allow you to control the volume. "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro".

The holiday quarter was pretty big for the PlayStation 4: Sony affirms that strong hardware and software sales drove up its Games and Network Services segment sales by 16% year-over-year, and that it shipped 9 million PS4s during the season, or more than both of its previous quarterly shipments combined.

"Just go to Notifications and press the "triangle" or "OPTIONS" button to open up a menu that will allow you to select a single or multiple notifications you'd like to delete", reads a Sony post.

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